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Laguna Art Museum's Annual Fall Event

On September 26, 2020, Laguna Art Museum will host its annual fall event. Supporting the museum’s far-reaching art education and exhibition programs, LAM’s Gala promises performances, art, prizes, awards, and more. Emcee Jason Feddy and his band, Mad Dogs & The Englishman, add to the excitement of the evening, with a celebration for community guests supporting the museum.

Proceeds from the event ensure operating support for Laguna Art Museum to continue its mission to be the premier museum of California art and a center of culture for Laguna Beach.

Please email Bernadette Clemens or call 949.494.8971 x208 for sponsorship opportunities.


Save the Date

Meet Your Hosts



Jason Feddy

Featuring Jason Feddy, Laguna Beach Arts Alliance’s 2019 Artist of the Year, and music by his all-star band, Mad Dogs & The Englishman.


Honorary Chairs

Greg and Barbara MacGillivray

Greg has been producing and directing award-winning films for more than 40 years. Today, he has more than 50 films to his credit, including over 35 IMAX productions. Greg has received two Academy Award nominations for Best Documentary Short Subject: first in 1995 for The Living Sea, and second in 2000 for Dolphins. A passionate ocean conservationist, Greg and his wife Barbara founded the One World One Ocean Foundation, a non-profit public charity dedicated to educating and inspiring the public through giant-screen films and companion programming about the need to take action to protect the world’s ocean. Barbara and Greg met in the 9th grade—she sold tickets for his first surfing film—and making films has always been a part of their relationship. Over the years she has worked multiple capacities with production and post-production of the films, bringing their two children, Meghan and Shaun, along with them whenever possible on film shoots. Barbara has also worked for 30 years in Children, Youth Services for the Orange County Health Care Agency as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. The best part of her job is being with her family, doing what she loves: making films with messages about conservation and education.


Special Thanks

Event Co-Chairs

Carla Meberg has spent the majority of her career working with non-profits in art education, marketing and public relations, program development, and event planning. She has also served as an U.S. representative for The Rotary Club for a Women’s business exchange in India. Carla is involved with the arts in Laguna Beach, serving in several capacities for the Festival of the Arts and as President of the Board for LOCA. She has also been a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children for 25 years.

Kristin Henry Samuelian is an Emmy award-winning producer of broadcast television shows, independent documentaries, and human-interest stories. She has received 7 Emmy nominations and 5 wins for her work, as well as a James Beard nomination. Kristin is a UCLA Art History graduate and has been a volunteer educator for the Guggenheim Museums Foundation, the Hermitage Museum, the Las Vegas Art Museum, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and a docent for Laguna Art Museum. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and has served on the boards of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and SchoolPower for Laguna Beach Schools, as well as volunteering with several civic and religious organizations.

Gala 2020 Committee

Carla Meberg
Kristin Samuelian

Kathleen Abel
Wendy Aird
Nikki Bostwick
Susan Davis
Jason Feddy

Michelle Fisher
Chuck Fry
Kate Mathis
Chris Quilter
Deborah Schlesinger


Honorable Mentions

Platinum Sponsors

Jane and Joe Hanauer

Gold Sponsors

Jim and Martha Newkirk

Silver Sponsors

Janet and Walkie Ray
Jennifer Yelland


Robin and Steven Kalota
Greg and Barbara MacGillivray
Chris Quilter
Michael Ray


Keiko Sakamoto and Bill Witte
Margot and Mitch Milias
Thomas and Elizabeth Tierney

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